April 1, 2018

#NationalPoetryMonth #APIA #Poetry Day 1: Rajiv Mohabir

This month, I shall be posting one APIA poet (or book) recommendation per day, so that all of you who are asking me what to read will know what to read.

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Today’s recommendation is Rajiv Mohabir. I started teaching his “chutney” poems in my Asian American Literature class at SFSU. I then taught his book, The Cowherd’s Son, in MFA seminar at USF. What I love about Mohabir’s poetry might sound obvious. His multilingualism. More acutely, his unapologetic multilingualism, addressing in intersection queerness, caste, mythology, oral tradition, and diasporic history.

OK! 29 more APIA poetry recommendations to go.

You’re welcome.